Thursday, August 30, 2007

We Won!!!

Oh my gosh, I love football. I love it even more that my kid is out there playing. So we won 28 to 0. Pretty impressive, huh. Tyler played offense and defense. He was covered in bruises by the end of the game. I'm sure he'll be really sore today. I am so proud of him. Ashley has soccer tonight but I will miss her game 'cause I'm off to Dallas. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Tonight is Tyler's first football game. I am so excited! Oddly enough, I am not worried. I think he will be just fine. He got a bloody nose yesterday during practice and handled it like the man he is becoming. Then when he got home from getting his athletic supporter last night, he put it on over his pajama pants and danced into the kitchen to show me like the kid he still is. I just adore my children! Keep your fingers crossed that I get to post that we won!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Monthly Visitor

No matter what nickname you give it, the fact is it happens and a lot of times happens too young. Why am I bringing this up? Well, I'll tell ya. My daughter is in 4th grade. The grade where they show "the movie". You remember "the movie" and the little goodie bag that you got afterward? Well, thank goodness they don't give out the goodie bag that you had to hide from boys anymore but they do still show the movie. When Tyler watched his movie (I went with him, whole other blog) I thought he might be too young. He took it well and life went on as usual. Well Ashley didn't wait to ask questions. I'd always kept her out of the bathroom at "that" time just so she wouldn't be alarmed but as soon as she could read the despensers in the public restrooms, questions came up. At first I gave her as little info as possible but last year I went to the gyno for a follow up and Ashley went with me. My doctor asked me how old Ashley was and then proceeded to tell me that she was quite developed for her age and that it was possible for her to start her period in as little as a year. WHAT??? It took a while for me to grasp that but I knew we needed to have the talk soon. I think it might have been a month later when we sat down and went over the basics and over time Ashley has asked more questions as they came up. Okay, now to the point of my story. Today I picked Ashley up at school and as soon as she gets in the car she says, "Guess who started her period today?" I must have had a frightened look on my face because she immediately said, "Oh, not me. I'm supposed to call you when that happens. It was Brittney." I don't know Brittney but she's in Ashley's class. So I asked what happened. The shorter version of the story is that Brittney went to the bathroom, screamed and was found in ther by a group of girls crying. I forgot to mention that Ashley has a male teacher. Anyway, Ashley ended up in the bathroom and seemed to be the only one of the group that could calmly tell her that she had started her period. She told her that her mom had said it would happen to all of them and it was just a part of growing up and then she suggested that Brittney go and talk to a female teacher. Good job Ashley and woo hoo for me too. I can't believe that none of the other girls had had the talk. I am so glad that it wasn't my daughter in the restroom thinking she was going to die. I feel bad for that little girl though. 10 years old and starting your period? Too much responsibility at such a young age. My doctor did tell us you can slow it's coming down by eating totally organic. They don't make organic chicken nuggets so we are totally out of luck! So the moral to my story is... Even though we may not think it is time to dicuss certain things with our kids, if they ask it's time. I may regret that statement as soon as I find out if the girl Tyler likes agreed to "go out with" him or not. He's asking her today.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

8 more days

Until what? 'Till I get to go to Dallas and meet my friend for a fun filled weekend. Jeremy and I have been friends for 18 years. We met in high school and even though he moved away, we have stayed extremely close. We are like family. He is flying me down to spend the weekend. He lives in Arkansas but is driving to Dallas. Gosh I hope the weather is nice. I'm not sure what we are going to do except try to catch a rodeo. I am going to miss my family like crazy but I am so excited about time away (from work mostly). I absolutely love my good friends. Jeremy knew I needed to be "taken away" and he is there for me. He has a lot of people in his life that take advantage of his generosity. It was very hard for me to let him "take me on a trip". He's taking care of everything. I just have to show up. I will tell y'all about it when I get back and hopefully have some pics to post.

Monday, August 13, 2007

School's Back in Session

The kids go back to school tomorrow and I must admit, I'm gonna miss our lazy days of summer. It has been so nice to come home to both of the kids ready to tackle whatever the plans may be. Starting Wednesday, Tyler will get home an hour and a half after Ashley. That will be on days of no football practice. For those days, I'm alone with her for three and a half hours. Scary! No, not really. I just feel like she gets more of my time when school is in session and I don't want Tyler to feel less important. However, I am very excited about Tyler playing football. I think he'll do very well and I hope he loves it. I will totally be one of those mom's that wears her kid's name and number on game day. The kids have always been involved in sports but school sports are a little different, he will be representing his school. Of course, he's probably doing it all for the ladies ;) Soccer starts tomorrow night for Ashley. She is a league where she is the youngest on her team. I think it will be a great learning opportunity for her. She just thinks she "stinks". Once she gets out there and kicks someone in the shin, she'll be just fine!! She's getting a little too good at knowing how many fouls she can make without getting kicked off the field. That's my girl :) I'm taking the day off tomorrow to have lunch with the kids since it's only a half day. Oh, and pick up the school supplies that have been added to the list that we've already purchased. Don't you just love school?!